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  1. Follow my instagram @dmitry_krysko Location: Moscow \ Russia Bike: v11 lemans
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  2. Coastal trip. Cheers Tom. Sent fra min SM-A525F via Tapatalk
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  3. What a great thread!! It is so important to recognize the visceral nature and emotional impact of the bikes. I was immediately attracted to the V7 Sport, but did not own a Guzzi until 1977, when I purchased a T-3. I rode that for a year and then traded it on a 1978 Lemans 850. That may have been the best motorcycle I have ever ridden, but sadly I crashed in 1979 and then took a wrong turn toward BMW ownership. 5 bikes and 20 years later I returned to my true love when I purchased a V11 Sport in 2000. I put 60,000 blissful miles on that bike until a women yacking on her cell phone ran a stop sign and totaled her out. I spent the next 10 years searching for a replacement and luckily last year I found her in Missouri. I am once again experiencing motorcycle bliss and I intend to ride this incredible machine into the sunset!!
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  4. Seasons greetings all................ love this site thx to all. Ciao
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  5. This Sport officially made 200.000 km today. In fine form. I pulled over to record the moment. The most poignant feature in the image? The road ahead!
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  6. For my son Landon. I know the gasoline ICE purist will not like the fact that its an electric bike, but that's the world young Landon grew up into. The EFTR Jr is a replica of the FTR Carbon, capable of 7mph in low and 15 mph in high settings. It has front and rear brakes with rear adjustable suspension. Learning battery charging management will probably do him well in his lifetime. My first bike was a smoking(literally) Italian made 50cc two stroke, Indian badged import from the 70's, I loved that bike and its still in my parents garage today.
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  7. Thanks to Docc, this is my favorite picture of the Coppa ever.
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  8. https://www.bikeexif.com/ghezzi-brian-moto-guzzi-1100
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  9. Mallory Park, Festival of 1000 bikes event this weekend organised by the Vintage & Classic motorcycle club, here is the Moto Guzzi Club GB “tent” being set up, we have several Guzzi’s on display including my Rosso Corsa Really hot day, temperatures reaching 85 F, lots of track day action on the circuit, fabulous opportunity to meet many other Guzzistas and see a wide variety of bikes classic & modern
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  10. Domenica tour Lecco - Passo San Marco....molto divertente!
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  11. A week ago I posted concerns about replacing my original fuel pump at 125,000 miles/ 201.000 km. Turned out that restart stumbling was a fluke, perhaps a bit of "vapor lock." Has not recurred, so I moved on the my 5,000 mile/8.000 km oil change/ tune-up interval. Some observations: > I use the filter access cover to change the filter. Last change was the only time I found the filter stuck. This time I LIBERALLY oiled the gasket, both the surface and the sides. I remembered to inspect the old filter to be sure it brought its gasket out with it and also shone a light up into the sump with a mirror to be doubly certain no old gasket remained in the engine. I did not remember to peel the WIX sticker off the filter, but have run the label before with no issues. I prefer to remove them. "One less thing," you know. > The Sport ran so great yesterday, I was mildly surprised the spark plugs looked so awful. The gap had opened from 0.0275" to ~0.033. One side of the plugs showed a nice coloration and the other side (especially the right) was all crusted with carbon deposits. I'm thinking signs of needy valve seals/ guides. > I've been concerned my valves are sinking into the heads, especially the left exhaust. Pleasantly surprised that I relaxed the right side I/E maybe 0.0005"/0.0127mm just to get a nice, loose slide on the feeler gauge blade. I found the left side both at 0.007"/ 0.018mm, so slacked the exhaust a thousandth and snugged the intake a thousandth of an inch. Very pleased. > My TPS had drifted from 157mV to ~134mV. For the first time, I purposefully held the throttle firmly closed to set the TPS. This looked to make about a 10mV difference. I feel like I should be indexed to the map better. Thanks to all of those who have patiently helped me understand this importance. > I have been skipping the Decent Tune-up step of removing and cleaning the air bypass screws/circuit. Not sure the last time I did that, but the tips of the air screws weren't just sooty, but crusty and a lot of black gook and particle washed back out of the passageways with throttle body cleaner spray applied repeatedly until the wash-back looked clean. Again, pretty sure my old Sport is burning its share of oil via the valve seals, but I won't skip that step again. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Out for a warm-up ride to balance the throttle bodies and, five miles from home, she coughs hard - sputters- picks up again- coughs - sputters- barely runs or idles as I nurse her in to a safe spot. She dies, making me think about that fuel pump again. Off the bike, I retrace everything I just had my hands on. There it is: I had left the TPS break-out harness connected and the bare leads had wandered their way to ground. Detached it, plugged the TPS in directly and motored happily away. Note to self: > After setting the TPS and removing the voltmeter, see that the break-out harness is removed and TPS is plugged back in directly. ~ ~ ~ " I won't skip that step again. " ~ ~ ~
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  12. Il mio ideale di presepe! My ideal nativity scene!
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  13. Final ride of 2021. Tried to take a run up Mount Palomar, but wet roads and low visibility turned me away. Happy New Year everyone.
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  14. The 'fits and niggles' of our era Guzzi are a result of an old world motor co being kept on life support by passionate Italian folk who simply refused to let it die. Guzzi was a normal competitive motorcycle co. and relative equal in the moto world till the CB750 emerged in '69. A day of reckoning for every other brand as well. It was up to the "driven" players and the bean counters to make necessary changes (if the money was there) or let your marque die. So think of it from the business decisions made at the time while many other brands went by the wayside, Guzzi moved ahead with what they had. An old motor they couldn't afford to replace, and the desire to build and sell bikes. They spent what they could on what they felt was a priority. Internationally, police motorcycles kept a cash flow. Dr John Wittner gave them the public performance injection needed at just the right time. Sure there were other models available but the spine frames were what kept the marque moving forward technically, at a pretty dark time. When I look at the stupid wiring or bicycle grade gauges, or sub standard castings, or obvious afterthought arrangements, I see acceptable loss when all that mattered was a price point that had to be reached. I see passion and patriotism, and love. I don't get the feeling they were cheating in any way to just make money. (C'mon, you know nylon is not what designers preferred for gas tanks) What we're left with is the answer to a math problem several decades old. The sooner you think of your bike as the Italians had to to just get her produced and to market, the sooner you can learn to have a glass of wine and just enjoy the relationship. Just change what they could not. To me 'strange and quirky'.. are, for my Guzzi, terms of endearment.... like... "my girlfriend is crazy" but you should meet her, and you'll see everything about her is not "standard."
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  15. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I took out the Green Goose today! Rode into Amish country, avoiding horse puckey on the road, took a mountain (well, what passes for a mountain in central PA) pass (lots of gravel and salt -- I almost walked around the 10mph hairpin switchbacks), and got back into town following a magnificent sunset. Stupidly, I didn't think to get a pic until too late, but I snapped this image after before it was lost completely: Look at that!!! Where is the "jaw on the floor" emoji? What a beautiful piece of machine art. You can walk around these V11 for hours trying to find the best angle to look at them from. And riding it is just as special. I can't make claim to being a great rider, I don't have any idea how to dial-in suspension settings, and I've haven't ridden scores of bikes for comparison purposes. What I do know is that the grin on the face sets in just after rolling out of the driveway. Literally. One moment it's a hooligan; another (around the ton) it's stirring milk tea. Pretty great combination, that. Cheers, Frey
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  16. Rosso Corsa in Norwegian sunset.
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  17. Right at the moment most of us who knew Steve are in shock and I'm certainly not going to contact his girlfriend to pester her about the forum. I would add that Mark, (Beetle.) has his own site at Griso.org, his contributions to the Ghetto have no financial benefit. Unlike certain other places the Ghetto isn't, and never has been a money making platform for anybody. I'm sure that eventually we, the membership, will be able to sort something out. I'd like to offer to run it myself as I'm retiring soon and it might give me something to do besides wallowing in the millions I make from my midget porn empire. Problem is I'm both computer illiterate and such an intolerant bastard I'd of banned everyone in a week!
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  18. I would love this one as a shop poster. . . South'n SpineRaid XVIII / 2022 Cherohala Skyway, Tennessee ,USA
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  19. Before that gets out of hand, let me say that overlook was the only one (going or coming) on the Cherohala that was not socked-in with 100 foot visibility drizzling fog. (Came just in time, too) . . . Joe's sweeeeet Rosso Mandello Randy's very fine Coppa Italia (complete with Randy!)
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  20. Decent shakedown ride today getting staged for the South'n SpineRaid. All is well . . .
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  21. Ha! I was that guy ... but you know that. As for this SSR, I have yet to decide which Guzzi gets the nod. The Norge is now, sigh, history. Tales of that sale on site for the price of a beer (or better). Kathi has been looking forward to the XVIIIth, but our Seattle daughter just made her a conflicting offer of two weeks with the three grands out there, so I'll sadly solo it. Speaking of grands, one of our Maryland set is visiting. Plan to give her a ride on the EV today. She is game, but worried as she thinks "motorcycles are so dangerous." That from a 13-YO who does this every weekend, and just back from a blue-ribbon "event(ing)" in N.C.! Anyway, looking forward to the SSR albeit sans supervisor. Bill
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  22. Hi folks! The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated, just like ol' Mark Twain said. All is good. I have been away from this splendid forum way too long. Hiatus is over, I hope. Not too many trips with Mizz Greenie so far. She runs like a dream, except for the occasional coughing at +/- 3500rpm. Last time I tried to hook up GuzziDiag it failed. I will try again. Would love to load Meinolf's map onto my 15M ECU I hope you all are well and having a good time. (The photo is from the lake Nord-Mesna last Saturday. Captured from my iPhone on a rock using Apple Watch as a self-timer. Yeah, I know.. fancy pants)
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  23. This story will be told in pictures and they will probably be few and far between.
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  24. Protest songs and political statements in songs are as old as the road to Rome. And everyone is free to agree or disagree. Hell, I don't agree with everything Bob Dylan wrote. But as you all know, a political discussion is not allowed on this forum! My suggestion: Everybody is free to post music vids. All I ask of you is to think carefully what you post here. And for the people who disagree with the content of some of these videos: just don't react. It's not that hard. Thanks!
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  25. I’m fortunate to have the best riding buddy ever, she rides the Honda CB 400 Super Four, which an awesome bike, & I’m on the Cafe Sport. We went camping down to the south west of Western Australia for a few days, it’s winter over here so it gets chilly in the evenings, we needed rain gear at times, but that didn’t put us off. The roads down here are lovely & bendy, the scenery is great & with a wood fire plus roasted marshmallows in the evenings., it was just the best. Another trip is currently being planned..
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  26. I never liked the look of Guzzi’s when I was a teenager riding Yamaha & Suzuki two stroke twins & triples in the 80’s & 90’s, I used to think the proportions were all wrong on Guzzi’s of that vintage. That was until one day I saw a Daytona parked in a car park, I had to go over & take a closer look, “wow” I thought “ that’s a Moto Guzzi,.. they can get it right.!” I loved the muscular stance of it & walked away pretty impressed. A few years later I was looking for a bike & was intent on a Ducati 1098, although after a test ride I thought, “I’ll lose my licence on this for sure”. A few days later I spied a Coppa Italia in the window of a local Guzzi dealer, I had to go & check it out. I was quite smitten but unable to afford it, the dealer did however have a 2004 Cafe Sport for sale which I could afford, I took it for a test ride & loved it, I thought then & still think now that there is no better sounding motorcycle, particularly with the cat removed & some nice pipes fitted. Mine has a mistral crossover & nice pair of Australian made Staintunes, & imho it sounds like a symphony!. I’ve owned it for the last thirteen years & the more I ride it the more I love it, dropping it deep into a bend scraping my boot off the road & opening it right up on the exit is just the best..
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  27. Here's a little preview of one of my favorite roads... I sent you a message with exactly what road this is.
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  28. https://www.visordown.com/features/top-10s/much-appreciated-top-10-motorcycles-yesterday-are-classics-today
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  29. Greetings, The site has been tremendously useful to me. I figured it was high time I joined. I bought the scura from eurosports LV. My V7 needed a big sister. Thanks to all the unnamed heroes who have helped me without knowing it. Motorcyclists are the best folks in the world and Guzzista are the best of those.
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  30. Visited the MEBC today (Moto Euro Breakfast Club). Check out the lovely new MV Augusta Turismo Veloce Lusso. Bodywork is the same color as my Scura's frame plate. And let's not ignore the Brutale 1090 hiding behind that...
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  31. My apologies if this crosses any boundaries, but @Lighting posted this spectacular V11 image in the "Gallery", yet not everyone sees things there or gets to comment on them. Such a moving and inspirational V11 image. Thanks, @Lighting !
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  32. Making some progress: Disassembled and cleaned ignition and starter switches, and various other electrical connections Got a bunch of powercoated parts installed, including the top triple clamp (steering bearing had almost no grease) Noticed rear brake disc is badly worn (thanks to the sintered pads...) Plastic T lamp holder is barely holding itself together (fortunately I had a new one already tucked away) Cleaned injector and throttle bodies (god I hate those tiny screws that hold the injectors in) UFI oil filter characteristically left the O-ring stuck in the engine. There's a Wix in there now. Still waiting on some goodies... but the Speedhut gauges have shipped. Looking forward to getting those in place. Thinking about gloss black powdercoat for the wheels. Building a list of little bits needed from Harpers.
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  33. Finally managed to source some Ti 10mm button heads in grade 5 for a reasonable cost. Ciao
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  34. Getting SpineRaiders to line up their bikes for a photo-op is like asking all your friends to bring their cats for a group shot. Formula for a cat fight. Yet, just serendipitously, I find this one image of all five Spineys at this year's XVIII SSR . . .
    9 points
  35. These kind of political comments are totally unnecessary and unwanted on this forum.
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  36. I just brought home a beautiful, near perfect, red frame 2000 V11 in black.
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  37. Over a quarter million miles of Moto Guzzi sitting here; original owners . . . Over 400.000 kilometers is down the road a piece.
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  38. Friday afternoon off and friends to meet at our country-store/Best Reuben in the World hangout. On the way home, got this shot of a couple old, greasy smokers parked next to one another . . .
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  39. This is about as "before" as it gets. Day One: August 3 , 2000 . . .
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  40. I really didn't want to ever have to post this thread here, but the truth is that I don't appreciate this bike the way others would. Since I inherited it, I've ridden less than 50 miles and I've held onto it for the sentimental value, but I feel like it's time to let it go to a home of someone who can fully appreciate it. It has 8,778 miles on the odometer. My dad cycled between 7 bikes and after he got sick, the one that was easiest to get out of the garage saw all the action. I took ownership in 2014 and rode it a handful of times while paying insurance on it the entire time. It's never been down and is exactly as was left to me. I'm trying to get my place ready to move and would like for it to end up in someone's hands sooner than later. Feel free to contact me with offers. I almost forgot, I believe there's another set of pipes in the crawl space but I haven't gotten there yet.
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  41. Going thru Nero Corsa, new svingarm bearings coming this week, ( had to weld a nut and use a treaded rod and a Gardner piston pin to get them out )windage tray installed, 1 of those forever pawl springs, thanks C,, ( gear shifting was very smooth, now, feels more solid, spring differences about 20mm) , new o ring for Rpm sensor 0.7mm clearance it was. Will be busy for a few weeks, inside looked v nice,, ( no Castrol,,, oh well, lot's of oil changing ) outside another story. Yes it takes HOURS cleaning bolts, inside treads and and. But what's not to like, peaceful alone fiddling in the cave. It coud realy hard saying, OK It's late, tomorrow. Cheers Tom Sent fra min SM-A525F via Tapatalk
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  42. Been curious on Dynotech.de for years. So came back this morning after 3 days in Germany with a 99 hot rod [emoji16]. 1200ccm, at least the bench papers says 108 hp. Will find out in about 65 days. First owner spend close to 40k € on the bike [emoji85], good for me, 2 owners. Got all the reciepts. Cute little thing. Original color is Legnano green. Defnetly a good friday here [emoji482]. Cheers Tom. Sent fra min SM-A525F via Tapatalk
    9 points
  43. Earlier this year somewhere in the Belgian Ardennes.....
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